Topic Archives: Chocolate

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate Orange Peel Launches Today

Stone Smoked Porter Chocolate Orange

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) is releasing a new edition of Smoked Porter this month – Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel.

In a sea of successful Smoked Porter variants like Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, and Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers, the brewery eyed fall edition – Stone Smoked Porter – Autumn Addition Edition.

Herbs, spices, and gourds from Stone Farms were going to be added to the porter, but eventually, they landed on chocolate and orange.

Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate and Orange Peel features the peat smoke flavor of the smoked porter, with orange peel and cacao nibs. Available for a limited time in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Smoked Porter (w/ Cacao Nibs, Orange Peel)
Hops: Magnum, Mt. Hood

Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, and Puerto Rico

Arrival: 10/20/14

5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Bruery

The Bruery White Chocolate Bottles On Sale Today

Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery (placenta, CA) releases bottles of White Chocolate today. The beer is a 100% bourbon barrel aged wheatwine, aged on vanilla beans and cocoa nibs.

750ml bottles are limited to 1 per person, on sale at the brewery at 4:30pm (California time). Last release, bottles were around $29.99 a bottle.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750 ml bottles

14.25% ABV


Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout Releases

New Belgium Perennial Salted Belgian

New Belgium / Perennial Artisanal Ales Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout has started making appearances in various markets. The new, drool-worthy creation gracing New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Series is a Belgian-style stout with a touch of chocolate and salt. 22oz of dessert in a bottle.

Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top.

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-Style Imperial Stout (w/ ChocolateSalt)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: Late September/October, 2014

9% ABV

Image via New Belgium

Posted in Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Stochasticity Addition: Master of Disguise

Stone Stochasity Master of Disguise

Stone Brewing Co’s (Escondido, CA) Stochasticity Project is a select line of beers meant to focus on creation, and less on the brewery.  Each release in the lineup is unique brewing experiment, a meld of styles, or new approaches to tried and true styles. Coming soon to the Stochasticity Series lineup – Master of Disguise Imperial Golden Stout.

What? Golden stout? Master of Disguise is a golden-brewed imperial stout, with coffee and cocoa. Confusing or inventive? That’s your call.

Things aren’t always what they seem, but not all deception is devious. Some illusions and misnomers lead to life’s most delightful surprises. Case in point—this beer, the yang to the yin that is the black India pale ale. Once revolutionary for its onyx appearance, it is now an accepted and beloved member of the India pale ale family tree. Thus we took the spirit of a dark beer—the time-honored stout—and applied a similar science of thought, brewing it to be golden-hued. That is what this experimental series and its latest creation are all about. Cocoa and coffee beans impart roastiness sans darkening to this brew, while flaked oats provide an enveloping mouthfeel. The result is a stout that looks more like a blonde, but is a raven beauty at heart.

Stone Stochasticity Master of Disguise will be available in 22oz bombers.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa, Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: TBA

8.8% ABV

Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Lonerider Brewing Company

This Year, Lonerider Pistols at Dawn Cans

Lonerider Pistols at Dawn Cans

So this year, Lonerider Brewing Company (Raleigh, NC) got rid of their bottling line, and went all cans. A bold move.

That means even some of the bottle favorites will return in can form, like Pistols at Dawn. Pistols is the brewery’s stout brewed with chocolate and coffee.

High noon will have to take a backseat as the fresh morning air is perfect for a duel. We present our stout brewed with roasted malts, oats, lactose, and locally produced chocolate and coffee. A rich, dark velvety beer with a fine oatmeal flavor.

Lonerider’s website still states this is 22oz release, but if you look closely, this new artwork is for cans. Look for it later this year.

Style: Stout (w/ Chocolate, Coffee)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited release
Return: Late Fall, 2014

7.5% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Moo-Hoo 2014 Released

Terrapin Moo Hoo 2014

Terrapin Beer Co’s (Athens, GA) popular chocolate beer, Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout has returned again in 2014. The creamy sweet offering features cocoa nibs from Olive & Sinclair in Nashville, Tennessee and milk sugar (lactose) for a silky mouthfeel.

The Terrapin “Moo-Hoo” Chocolate Milk Stout proudly uses cocoa nibs and shells from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to give this beer its great taste! An  appetizing cold weather treat this sweet stout is rich creamy and uniquely satisfying. Beer and Chocolate together they truly make one of life’s great indulgences.

Style: Milk Stout (Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Shells & Lactose)
Hops: Nugget, Willamette
Malt: 2 Row Pale, Flaked Oat, Chocolate, Crystal 85, Carafa III Special, Roasted Barley

6% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coming Soon, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Headlines

Hardywood & Cigar City Collaboration: The Milkman

Hardywood The Milkman

Joining forces for what looks like an incredible dessert beer is Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL).

The duo are creating a milk stout you won’t soon forget – The Milkman.

Hardywood/Cigar City The Milkman features chocolate malts, cocoa nibs and milk sugar (make the beer creamy and smooth), finishing at a whopping 13.5% ABV.

Hardywood proudly combines forces with Cigar City Brewing of Tampa, Florida to bring you a whole new milk stout experience, Hardywood’s Milkman Chocolate Milk Stout packs a full body and palate coating viscosity. Heaps of chocolate malts and a massive addition of gourmet cocoa nibs meld with a generous dose of milk sugar to satisfy the biggest chocolate craving. 

This boozy chocolate beer will release in 750ml bottles.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Lactose)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Arrival: TBA

13.5% ABV